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Facebook agrees to restore Australian news after changes to media code

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Tuesday February 23, 2021

Tech giant Facebook will reinstate Australian news on its platform after the Federal Government agreed to further amend its mandatory media bargaining code.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says Facebook will restore Australian news to its platform. (Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirmed the last-minute legislative changes on Tuesday afternoon after days of negotiations with the social media giant.

“Facebook has re-friended Australia,” he told reporters.

“These amendments will provide further clarity to digital platforms and news…



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